Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway)

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Stamsund cruise port

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Local Time
2021-01-26 01:28

min: 26 °F (-4 °C) / max: 35 °F (2 °C) 30°F
Wind: 96°/ 5.9 m/s  Gust: 6 m/sWind: 96°/ 5.9 m/s  Gust: 6 m/sMod. breeze
5.9 m/s
Min / Max Temperature35 °F / 2 °C
26 °F / -3 °C
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Stamsund is a fishing port town located on Vestvagoy Island (Nordland, Norway). The small town (population around 1,000) is on the island's southern coast, and aproox 12 km (7.5 ml) east of Leknes-Gravdal. Vestvagoy is part of Lofoten Islands, along Vestfjorden.

Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island, Norway) cruise port

The town is famous for hving the Nordland puppet theater (with two theatre groups) and Stamsund Church (serving the whole region). The village is also popular among tourists with its traditional fishermen's shacks (Rorbuer).

Stamsund cruise terminal

Stamsund is one of the ferry ports along the "Express Route" - Norway's Government subsidized "Norwegian Coastal Express". This is a regularly scheduled passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The "ferry and cruise" itinerary is between two turnaround ports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost). It connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access.

Norwegian Coastal Express ferry route (itinerary map)

Since January 2021, Norway's coastal ferry service is operated by two companies - Hurtigruten (7 ships) and Havila Shipping (4 ships)..Norwegian Government's annual subsidy for the ferry service is around USD 100 million.

The list of all ports along the northboaund "Norwegian Coastal Express" itinerary includes Bergen (turnaround port), Alesund, Floro, Geiranger (Stranda), Maloy (Vagsoy), Molde, Torvik (Heroy, Leinoya Island), Kristiansund, Rorvik (Vikna), Trondheim, Bodo, Bronnoysund (Bronnoy), Nesna, Ornes (Meloy), Sandnessjoen (Alstahaug), Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island), Svolvaer (Vagan, Austvagoya Island), Trollfjorden (Hadsel), Finnsnes (Lenvik), Harstad (Hinnoya Island), Risoyhamn (Andoy Island), Skjervoy, Sortland (Langoya Island), Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Tromso, Berlevag, Hammerfest, Honningsvag (Mageroya Island, Nordkapp / North Cape), Kjollefjord (Lebesby), Mehamn (Gamvik), Oksfjord (Loppa), Batsfjord, Vardo (Vardoya Island), Kirkenes (turnaround port).

Hurtigruten ships visit Stamsund twice per day - northbound from Bodo and southbound from Svolvaer.

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